DYCSoccer17 (3012) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce sample at Flavor in Santa Rosa. Very floral hop aroma with a moderate sweet character, too. Very perfumey. Not sure if that is the hop, or attributable to some soap in the the glass. Transparent yellow body with a strong, medium white head present, and great lacing. Starts with some floral sweetness, before a light biscuit maltiness takes over Finishes with an herbal, sharp hop bitterness. Almost astringent. I am not sure what the ABV is, but it seems a little hot. Quite bitter. Seems a little lager-ish. Is this a super hoppy lager?
brian60625 (609) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Misspent Youth had a potent hoppiness turned funky pine flavor. Earthy, that’s a good word for it. The smell was a little cat-littery too. It wasn’t as smooth as I’d expect out of an APA.
OldGrowth (2107) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok aroma, grassy, sourdough, lemon. Clean brownish orange. Nice head and lace. Bitter flavor. Lite body, smooth oily mouthfeel, bitter finish. It’s fine, like a lot of other apa’s out there. Appearance was best part. Had nice fluffy head some clinging lace. Reminds me of pisgah or northampton pale ales.
joeneugs (2144) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
God, I love Moonlight Brewing Co! This pours golden with an amazing white head. The aroma is very hoppy with some sweet notes of tropical fruit, and a bit of crackery malt. The flavor is outstanding with a perfect dry, hoppy palate and crackery malt followed by some earthy eucalyptus and tropical fruit. Finish is complex and full of spicy hops. Loved it.
swoopjones (4226) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Jupiter, Berkeley, CA. copper orange pour. medium hop filled aroma, nice & balanced APA. Solid hop flavor for an APA. medium bitterness with nice malt backbone
badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear redish orange with a fizzy white head. Earthy hoppy aroma and taste with some balancing maltiness and a brassy finish.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is amber in color with a finger’s worth of off-white head and some scarce lacing.
S: A decent citrus note to the beer, but the hop character is more toward the floral side. Lots of bready malts and a decent amount of spicy and earthy notes.
T: Lots earthy and floral hops up front, but the hop flavor dies away pretty quickly. Bready malts with a bit of metal, and maybe even some skunk. This is really bitter for a pale ale, and it sort of overwhelms the rest of the beer.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Not one of the better Moonlight beers. Too bitter without much good hop flavor.
marcus (5005) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Monks Kettle. Pours amber with a nice beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with just the right amount of hop bitterness. Very balanced.
944play (326) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2012 Cask at Toad in the Hole. Foggy red-amber with wispy sparkler head and denotative (of Moonlight) fine lace. Subtle reddish tealike aroma, plus some prescient green sharpnesses. Taste mostly reflects aromas, but expected Moonlight bitterness allays itself until the end. Pleasant Englishness is admirable but a little caricaturish.
Re-rate, 1-17-12: Draft at Toad in the Hole. Foggy deep gold with small fine head. Strongly herbal, grassy, perfumey nose. Flavor is superlatively hoppy, like noshing on stupidly fresh Sterlings. This is where Pale 31 and 1500 wish they were.
joet (1919) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light aromatics but served very cold. Citrus floral notes to start love that Brian let’s the hops speak. Very solid crisp light bodied refreshing beer with herbal fruity Ho character